A family of seven is homeless after a fire destroyed their century-old farm house east of Port Perry.

Multiple stations responded to the home on Yelverton Road after a passerby phoned 911 around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.  

City of Kawartha Lakes Platoon Chief Bill Lockwood says crews arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames.

The farmhouse is a total loss, but firefighters managed to stop the fire from spreading to a nearby barn.

The family wasn’t home at the time of the blaze, but neighbours helped rescue two dogs that were tied up outside when it broke out.

There were no injuries.

The cause of the fire will likely never be known because the extent of damage was too severe.